How to Heal a Broken Wing (Hardcover)

By Bob Graham, Bob Graham (Illustrator)

Candlewick, 9780763639037, 40pp.

Publication Date: August 26, 2008

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (7/18/2017)
Hardcover, Chinese (12/26/2008)

List Price: 16.99*
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Description

In a spare urban fable, Bob Graham brings us one small boy, one loving family, and one miraculous story of hope and healing.

"No one saw the bird fall."

In a city full of hurried people, only young Will notices the bird lying hurt on the ground. With the help of his sympathetic mother, he gently wraps the injured bird and takes it home. In classic Bob Graham style, the beauty is in the details: the careful ministrations with an eyedropper, the bedroom filled with animal memorabilia, the saving of the single feather as a good-luck charm for the bird's return to the sky. Wistful and uplifting, here is a tale of possibility — and of the souls who never doubt its power.


About the Author

Bob Graham is the author-illustrator of many acclaimed books for children. 

Of How to Heal a Broken Wing, he says: "In troubled times, when many of us are losing contact with the natural world, I wanted to show that there is still hope in a coming generation of children who have curiosity and empathy with the world around them, and that care and attention can sometimes fix broken wings."

Bob Graham lives in Australia.


Praise For How to Heal a Broken Wing

Quietly, effectively, Graham tells the simple story of a boy who finds a fallen bird and nurses it back to health. The text is minimal...the art has effectively utilized the oversize format, filling it with full-page pictures, vertical and horizontal strips, and cartoon-style boxes in cloudy hues…Because this is such a visual piece…readers, young and old, will return to the story to look more deeply; they won’t be disappointed.
—Booklist (starred review)